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2006 Chateau de Montfaucon Baron Louis Cotes du Rhone, France

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Wine Notes

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $19

Score: 90  
The Wine-Searcher score of 90/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
90/100  
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Decanter World Wine Awards 2009 Bronze
Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2009 2 Stars

Price History for 2006 Chateau de Montfaucon Baron Louis Cotes du Rhone, France
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Grape Variety

A Red Southern Rhone Blend generally consists of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, in varying proportions, although typically Grenache and Syrah are the dominant partners.

There are also a number of other grape varieties that might be used in the Southern Rhone Blend, as southern France's vineyards are filled with obscure local varieties which have not made their way in the world as well as the three aforementioned. Among these less common varieties are what are often referred to as the "four Cs": Carignan, Cinsaut, ...more


Region
  • Cotes du Rhone is a region-wide appellation for red, rosé and white wines covering the length and breadth of the Rhone Valley in eastern France. It includes more than 170 villages, following the course of the Rhone river southwards for 125 miles (200km) from Saint-Cyr-sur-le-Rhone to Avignon. A small proportion of the appellation's wines are white, but the classic Cotes du Rhone wine is a fruity, middleweight red blend based on Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.

    The ...more

  • The Rhone Valley is a key wine-producing region in the south-east of France. It follows the north–south course of the Rhone river for almost 150 miles (240km) from Lyon to the Rhone Delta (the Bouches-du-Rhône), near the Mediterranean coast.

    The length of the valley means that Rhone wines are the product of a wide variety of soil types and ...more

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